Anthony Iaeger
Daniel Hunter
(1742-1783)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Maria Lease

Daniel Hunter 1

  • Born: 8 Apr 1742, Oley Township, Bucks Co, PA
  • Marriage (1): Maria Lease
  • Died: 3 Feb 1783, Oley Township, Bucks Co, PA at age 40
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bullet  General Notes:

The parents of Daniel Hunter were emigrants from Germany, amongst the early settlers of Oley township. The name was laeger in German. He was born in this township on April 8, 1742, and carried on farming all his life. At the breaking out of the Revolution, he manifested an earnest interest in public affairs. His prominence and patriotic spirit led to his selection as a representative from the county to the Provincial Conference in June, 1776, and to the Convention in July following. The Supreme Executive Council appointed him a paymaster of the militia in 1776, and he served in this position until August, 1777. In militia affairs he was particularly prominent . In the Winter and Fall of 1777, he commanded a regiment of militia, formed of companies from Oley and vicinity, which was engaged in the Revolutionary service, first in the campaign about Trenton, and then in the campaign about the Brandy- wine. He represented the county in the General Assembly for the year 1782. While serving this office, he was taken ill, and from this illness he died at home, February 3, 1783, in the 41st year of his age.

His wife was Maria Lease. He left three surviving children\emdash Daniel, Frederick and Catharine (who was married to Jacob Kemp). His sister Catharine was the wife of Balser Geehr.


HUNTER, DANIEL
Oley, Berks County, Pennsylvania
January 10, 1783 ~ March 4, 1783.
B - 71.
Provides for wife Mary.
To son Daniel, 1/2 of my land and plantation.
And the other 1/2 thereof to my son Frederick.
To dau. Catarina 500, to be paid by sons.
Exrs to Rent out plantation until sons come of age.
If any or all of my children should die underage,
I give the share of such children to John son of Balser GEEHR.
And in case none of them die I give him 50, when of age.
Exrs: friends Balser GEEHR and Nicholas HUNTER.
Wit: Frantz HUFFNAGEL, Jacob FRY.
(Mary the widow married Engle SHRADER). 1 2


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Daniel married Maria Lease.


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Sources


1 Morton Luther Montgomery, Jean Maure.

2 (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chesapeake/surnames/hoofnagle/hoofnagle_wills_pa.html).


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